Bob Chilcott: Christmas Oratorio


Hailed as ‘a palpable success … and utterly new’ at its premiere performance, Bob Chilcott’s Christmas Oratorio brings the magic, wonder and joy of a centuries-old story to modern-day life.

This first recording reassembles the glittering cast of soloists from the premiere: Nick Pritchard’s Evangelist, intimately accompanied by harp and flute, is joined by mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly and bass Neal Davies.

Benjamin Nicholas’s award-winning Choir of Merton College, Oxford enrich the Christmas story with carols that are sure to become instant favourites. The composer is delighted with the recording, describing it as ‘elegant, well paced and poised … The choir is fabulous – confident and sure’.

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Release Date: 3 November 2023
Catalogue No: DCD34321
Total playing time: 1:12:10

Recorded on 25-27 June 2023 in the Chapel of Merton College, Oxford
Producer: Jeremy Summerly
Engineer: Jack Davis
24-bit digital editing: Jack Davis
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter

Design: Drew Padrutt
Booklet editor: Henry Howard
Cover photo: Adriann Meyer / Unsplash

Session photography & videography: foxbrush.co.uk

Delphian Records Ltd – Edinburgh – UK


Christmas Oratorio: 4.Magnificat

Album Booklet

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